Sunday, May 30, 2010

What Noise Do Elephants Make?

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With students preparing for end-of-term exams, my partner, who is currently revising for her A-Level exams, decided to host a party to celebrate reaching the final stage of secondary school. A levels are part of the Further Education process in the United Kingdom and can be studied in the last two years (12 and 13) in Sixth Form at secondary school.

Any celebration wouldn't be complete without the introduction of drinking games which involve the consumption of alcoholic beverages. Drinking games vary widely in scope and complexity, although the purpose of most is to become intoxicated as quickly as possible. The book I received for my birthday containing many popular games wasn't available so we decided to revisit death card! This game has serious potential, I enjoy the constant changes and modifications. It's a work-in-progress but I will definitely fine tune the rules over the next few months. Although that's what makes the game so enjoyable!

When the game finished, the outcome was emphatic and the party took on an entirely different identity. Quite what was so appealing about the toilet, I will probably never understand but I decided to avoid playing board games. Professor Plum with the lead piping? Anyway, I attempted to create another game involving Ninjas and the sound that elephants make?! Basically Ninjas drink the contents of any unattended drinks and to show approval they seek the acceptance of the elephants. It made sense when I was playing the game but now I'm confused and need to sleep...

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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Leeds Calling

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I wrote earlier this week that Leeds Metropolitan University confirmed that they had received my application and that the Course Leader would like to conduct a telephone interview. I was optimistic because the interview would be an informal one discussing my knowledge and experience in relation to the course. The conversation went well and today the Course Leader has agreed to offer an unconditional place on the course starting this September. I'm obviously excited and overwhelmed, the course has also been restructured to include new media which increases the relevance to what I have studied and followed over the last decade. September can't arrive soon enough and I'm definitely going to enjoy the summer now knowing that I have a real opportunity. To get into the mindset I would be grateful if anyone who follows this blog could offer suggestions on relevant books or material I could read in preparation? Alternatively any recommendations on accommodation would be appreciated!

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Be My Little Rock And Roll Queen

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The Hype Machine is an MP3 blog aggregator created by Anthony Volodkin that I use frequently to source new music. I often read the full posts from the original source that become popular to determine whether I should subscribe to the blogs based on the content. I'm often exposed to competitions, and recently I entered through for a chance to see A Place to Bury Strangers perform at Heaven. I'm always interested in experiencing music that I haven't heard before and was excited to learn that I had secured two tickets for the show. The opening act were The Megaphonic Thrift, their material was heavily instrumental and the lead vocalist had a unique method of playing his guitar. During the set my partner and I unveiled several intricate dance routines that we had earlier sampled on YouTube from the Midnight Beast. I don't think the crowd approved, especially not the security guard who appeared to be watching carefully in case arms were shown?! The only equipment I noticed was from the Live Nation camera man. Admittedly I have been to a few gigs and the majority of the photographers have these huge over sized cameras. Not the Live Nation camera man, he say no and used what appeared to be a disposable camera. Crocodile were the next act and the lead reminded me of Johnny Quid from RocknRolla with his stage presence. APTBS finished proceedings with a solid performance and the lighting from behind was impressive. The only complaint from the night was that I felt the vocal levels for the venue weren't sharp and could have been louder. An enjoyable evening though and will follow each acts progress over the coming months!
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Monday, May 24, 2010

Vote of Confidence

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I have endured numerous disappointments recently with several applications being declined for higher education at university. Being a mature student I'm not entirely sure of the process, the requirements and also applying late wasn't ideal so it's been a learning experience. A few courses have offered a foundation although many of these appear to be for international students only. Today presented something to become excited about though because Leeds Metropolitan University confirmed that they had received my application and the Course Leader would like to interview me by telephone later this week. I'm optimistic because the interview will be an informal one discussing my knowledge and experience of the media in relation to the course. The other applications have unsuccessful due to insufficient/relevant qualifications, hopefully this will be the opportunity that will result in an offer because that would be amazing!

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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Secret Place

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The timeless tale of a special place where magic, hope and love grow. I'm sure that many people are familiar with the story about the Secret Garden? This afternoon, with a little help from my friends, I was introduced to possibly the largest secret pub garden in Kent. 

The entrance and surrounding area are misleading because when you navigate through to the exterior, there's an expansive open space! I arrived alone as Gossip Girl was catching up on the latest news xoxo. Several friends were there, enjoying the sunshine and the mouth-watering barbecue. After reacquainting with everyone I attempted to participate in a game of football which did nothing to ignite any enthusiasm for the World Cup. What's wrong with me? I still can't feel the excitement building inside for the tournament. I suppose after a lifetime of competition failure I have realised that we won't progress beyond the Quarter Final stage. Maybe I should consider showing my support with those disgusting England flags that appear to be popular at the moment!! Then again...

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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Here Comes The Sun

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It's here. It's finally here! Awoke to summer this morning, the room was illuminated by sunlight coming through the curtain and London beckoned. Although alcohol had occupied the previous evening, I entertained my brother and my partner celebrated a birthday, we weren't going to ignore the invitation. The train journey was standard, the head bands I have introduced recently still receive inquisitive stares. Yes, I wear head bands. Yes, I'm comfortable with that. I am enlightened.

The destination was Hyde Park, although in no particular hurry we were content to just stroll through London. Arriving at the Tate Modern after an unintentional journey to Cannon Street, we were supposed to change at London Bridge for the Underground. This proved to be convenient because at the Tate I was able to learn the inspirations and background behind my partners course work. From her studies, including work inspired by the museum she achieved the maximum grade possible! Aerial high five!! We agreed that we would visit the Tate regularly, specifically for the Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera exhibition, which offers a fascinating look at pictures made on the sly, without the explicit permission of the people depicted! There were many people enjoying the sunshine along the South Bank, those on skates appeared oblivious though! We travelled onwards towards Covent Garden and then to Carnaby Street. Introduced to the Elephant Parade which is a conservation campaign that shines a multi-coloured spotlight on the urgent crisis faced by the endangered Asian elephant. They were amazing and we considered painting our own elephants at the Carnaby Street store but the booking price made sure that didn't materialise. After reaching Oxford Street we travelled to Hyde Park for the remainder of the afternoon. Let's get it on in public! Public transport!! It was revitalising to relax in the sunshine, combined with alcohol and a carefree attitude. I could definitely get used to this..

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Big Heads

Too much to consider and not enough time, or money for that matter. Don't worry I'm not about to bullet-point everything in lists and elaborate on the fine details! That would only act as a date stamp anyway, our plans are dynamic and constantly change.

We basically have big heads, larger than usual due to processing too much information. I was told recently that we only have opportunities and can't predict what will happen when we make a decision. The head circumference isn't overwhelming, other than the situation with the children everything is positive, admittedly earning a regular income would be nice! The curriculum vitae receives regular praise from recruitment agencies but I haven't found the back of the net with an employer yet. "I'm a man of simple tastes. I like dynamite, and gunpowder... And gasoline! Do you know what all of these things have in common? They're cheap!" There's a point in there...

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Access Denied

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Whilst in Brighton I found out that my first choice university had rejected my application due to insufficient/relevant qualifications. This was a disappointment for the weekend because the intention was to escape from the constant rejection from job applications but impossible with smart phones. Unfortunately today the admissions tutor for another choice has informed me that they will not be able to make an offer. They stated that they were willing to consider relevant work or life experience, but this needs to be supplemented by evidence of recent formal study. I suspect that the other applications will eventually reach a similar conclusion which is frustrating. I'm flexible and depending on the outcome of the other applications, there is still a good chance I will find another course through Clearing. Clearing is a service available between July and September, but for most people it is used after the exam results are published in August. It can help people without a university or college place to find suitable vacancies on higher education courses.
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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Karma Is My Boyfriend

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If we sow goodness, then we will reap goodness. I really enjoyed Brighton and the Great Escape has definitely left a lasting impression. Experiencing the entire weekend for a tenner was full of goodness but today whilst in the bank, karma struck. 

I returned to the car to collect my partner from school and received a parking ticket! How do I like those apples?! Especially as the amount I paid into the bank was less than the parking ticket that I received. I attempted to bargain with the parking attendant but realised this was always going to be a waste of time. Although the weekend provided an escape, great music and a chance to experience another city, this brought everything back to reality. I need to find suitable employment soon because all fun and no work makes for being a poor boy...

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Monday, May 17, 2010

The Great Escape

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The Great Escape Festival is a new major music festival that covers all genres of music and is held in the city of Brighton every year from 14–16 May. Taking place across 30 venues over 3 days in its seaside location, the urban festival is the UK equivalent to SXSW. Each year the town is overrun with bands, industry insiders and music fans – in what has quickly become the unofficial start to the festival season. The big question is do you see bands you already know, or choose alternatives in the hope of discovering the next big thing?

Red Alert

Thursday afternoon I travelled down to Brighton with my partner and her entourage, they had planned the festival for several months and were booked to stay at a hostel on the seafront. I was originally only intended to be their transportation but was offered a competition ticket for the weekend from a friend. While awaiting his arrival I found a suitable place to leave my vehicle and headed to Horatios Bar, Brighton Pier. I got talking to local residence here and we watched performances from Dangerous Heresy and Kid Bombardos. The festival organisers operate a text message service and I shortly began receiving messages about events. Relentless were hosting Street Gigs at various locations at the festival, I received details from the SMS service and headed to the Doughnut to experience the Violent Soho performance. I met my partner here and decided that as this was her weekend that I would operate as a separate entity, especially as her sister had made the arrangements, I didn't want to dictate proceedings or create a situation. This meant that elaborate public displays of affection were prohibited!

I headed in the direction of Concorde 2 to see what was occurring at the Campervan and managed to catch a rehearsal from Pulled Apart By Horses. The rehearsal was solid and I was fortunate because their gig later that evening overlapped with other performances. I had arranged to meet the friend with the tickets at the Queens HoteI and secured several items reserved for the delegates before he arrived! I also met my partner's group here and Horatios Bar was the next destination for everyone with the intention to watch the Darwin Deez. I arrived before the others and had a brief conversation with Darwin Smith about the NME Radar Tour. The venue reached capacity quickly and I realised that the chances of my partner gaining entry weren't good, especially as she was at the back of the queue that had formed outside. I attempted to speed up entry but we soon found ourselves ejected from the venue for misbehaviour! With Darwin Deez performing on the Friday, we decided to watch Fench-Soler at Audio, I loved their clothes and their set list got the crowd jumping. Brighton Coalition was next on the agenda, Tinie Tempah was the main event and everyone was advised that crowd surfing wasn't permitted! I attempted to watch Cold Cave, Goldheart Assembly and The Cribs but the queues prevented access to any of the venues. I met everyone later at Digital for the Late Night Special and watched Egyptian Hip Hop and the delightfully named Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaur. Our night ended listening to a band play tracks from popular artists and being refused entry to Ou Est Le Swimming Pool because we were two minutes late!!

Wish I Stayed

I woke up confused Friday morning, I spent the entire night in the car and still managed to lay-in until almost midday. Admittedly I woke a few times but I was impressed that I was able to achieve a decent night. The cleaning ritual wasn't enjoyable though!! After getting dressed I ventured into Brighton to browse the local shops and there was plenty available. Eventually I arrived at the Basement but was advised that the ACM show had relocated to the Komedia Theatre, the SMS message arrived shortly afterwards! I watched Felix Fables and Arcady Bliss, organising where I hoped to attend for the duration. I passed the girls as I left the theatre and headed towards the Prince Albert with the aim to catch General Fiasco. Accompanied by the friend who sold me the ticket we attempted to gain entry but were told that they had reached capacity so instead we headed to the seafront to catch The Cribs perform an acoustic set. Here I met up with the girls and afterwards we occupied the beach for a few hours.

The girls moved on and I met up with Darwin Deez on the beach, I spoke to them for a while and participated in their stone throwing game which became extremely competitive. They complimented on my clothing and style, although the 'biscuit' shoes and 3D glasses were questioned! When they went for lunch I watched Everything Everything perform an acoustic set and then headed to the beach again. Later I watched The Midnight Beast perform a Relentless Street Gig at the Doughnut, this was probably the performance with the largest crowd participation. They informed those in attendance that this was only their second show, the Tik Tok parody being the obvious highlight! Chew Lips were the next act that I saw perform and everyone was there for the set. Afterwards I had a conversation with my partner and we both agreed that the distance felt strange, I reassured her that it was what we had arranged and then attempted to gain entrance to the delegate area but that bubble soon burst. The 'John Kennedy presents' showcase at Freebutt sounded appealing but I arrived too early, Futureheads at Audio were a much better alternative so I wasn't disappointed. Unfortunately we missed out on the Darwin Deez performance for the second night, this was because delegates took priority and were able to bypass the Digital queue. Not fair!! Instead Revenge and performances from Canterbury and Mount Kimbie were on the agenda. Ellie Goulding was next and I was able to experience this with my partner, this was my highlight of Great Escape for many reasons but mainly because she was there to experience the performance with me at Concorde 2. Our night finished here as Smash & Grab hosted their legendary London club night at the venue.

The Great Divide

Last night she said "Oh, baby, I feel so down". Oh and turned me off, when I feel left out. Another night in the car, I awoke to the builders who have become my neighbours for the duration of the festival. Digital beckoned with an Aussie-style BBQ and several bands from Down Under, the girls were here and I waited by the speakers for them but after achieving partial hearing damage I decided to head for the exit. A Relentless Street Gig was next on the agenda, Fenech-Soler were the act performing and I'm certain that I featured in promotional material. Afterwards I returned to 'the office' briefly and then watched Chelsea beat Portsmouth to claim the FA Cup and complete the double!! What happened to the "Boring, boring Chelsea" chants?!

After the FA Cup Final I headed to the seafront for the Ou Est Le Swimming Pool performance at the Doughnut. I have seen them at Koko before but can't remember much about that night! The Corn Exchange provided the entertainment for the evening with Zeus, Jason Collet, Timber Timbre and Broken Social Scene. I hoped to see Frankie & The Heartstrings afterwards but the Audio lineup was running late so instead I headed to Concorde 2 for Marina & The Diamonds. I loved the bond theme and the 3OH!3 cover of Starstrukk was interpreted well with Marina's vocals. There were a few closing parties but we opted for the seafront before heading back to the hostel. I slept there the night, and was relieved not to be awoken by builders. Instead I was greeted by a sea breeze through the broken window, the alluring smell of sick in the corner and the beautiful voice of Nicholas Howe an aspiring singer/song writer. We shared breakfast together and contributed to the art display at the restaurant with the children's colouring material before heading home with our signed CD. The Great Escape was more than I expected and Brighton provided a vibrant nightlife and location. Definitely plenty to reflect upon over the next few days, the only disappointment was learning that I wasn't accepted into my first choice university and not being able to find the balance! A fantastic weekend overall and I'm already full of anticipation for the Isle of Wight!!

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Brighton Calling...

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With uncertainty about whether I would be accepted at university, due to a conversation about formal qualifications, and concerns about when I will next see my children I decided to travel to Old Street, London to help a friend distribute flyer's. Not exactly a group therapy session, but I need to stay upbeat and active. At least this gave me the opportunity to get out of the house and with the option to attend the event afterwards, I didn't need a carrot waved in my direction! I'm considering volunteering to work at several festivals in the summer to gain entry but not sure how to apply or whether I have missed the opportunity. I briefly met Alexa Chung tonight but she appeared to be in a hurry and wasn't interested in my attempted interaction. With September approaching, I admit that I'm worried that if I don't get accepted into university or find work in the North West that the distance will be a strain on my relationship. I'm really set on Higher Education and the chance to experience the university lifestyle and gain a degree so I hope that I will be accepted! After handing out the flyer's I didn't wait around, instead I travelled home because a friend managed to secure a £10 ticket for The Great Escape, Brighton. I definitely need to escape because I would like to leave this City, this old town don't smell too pretty...

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

NME Radar Tour

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Active Child, Darwin Deez, Everything Everything and Hurts played live at Koko's in London last night as part of NME's Radar tour. I wasn't going to miss the opportunity to see Darwin Deez perform again, Everything Everything's single My Keys Your Boyfriend has been a firm favourite for 2010 and I was excited about Hurts. I travelled to the event with my partner, on route to the venue I realised that I had managed to forget the tickets but thankfully this didn't create an issue. Once inside we were greeted by Active Child, the set was just finishing so we didn't get to fully appreciate his soaring vocals, synths and the sounds of the harp echoing around Koko. After visiting the bar, we made our way to the front stage area where we found people that I met at the album launch at the Black Heart, Camden.

After a brief interlude Darwin Deez took to the stage, their energetic performance didn't disappoint and I could see that my partner was impressed. I have been describing for weeks about what to expect and the Deez provided an amazing show. I even managed to execute a cartwheel through the crowd which I thought was an achievement! Everything Everything were next and I can't wait until the album is released because there were several tracks that I thought were solid! Hurts provided the finale and I was impressed with their stage presence and style. Afterwards we travelled to the Camden Barfly, this was for the Foals after party and Darwin Deez DJ set. We occupied the DJ booth but didn't last the duration, I was proud to hear that someone would like to have a girlfriend as beautiful as mine as we headed for the exit. She's definitely the fairest of them all..

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Sunday, May 09, 2010

Requests Only

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We received an invitation to participate in a music video for my brothers band the Internal Skars and had to attend. The location was the ESP Studios in Greenhithe near Bluewater Shopping Centre, situated between Dartford and Gravesend. The venue provides full back line equipment and have a 24 track recording suite. We arrived early, enabling the chance to attempt playing the drums. Thankfully I was a success and managed to convince my partner that I actually played! After collecting her sister from Bluewater the proceedings started. We managed to collect some props on route but didn't really need to worry that much. When the Internal Skars eventually took to the stage, I found myself in a spiderman costume with my partner riding rodeo on my back wearing the black spiderman mask! We accept advance bookings only?! The night went well although unsure about the finale by certain individuals in the crowd but the spectacle was a success and I look forward to watching the edited video when it's made available online!!

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Saturday, May 08, 2010

Where The Wild Things Were

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The time that I spend with the children has been minimal lately, I feel that they're being influenced and that hurts! This morning it seemed like they were making excuses why they didn't want to see me but eventually I managed to tempt them with Where The Wild Things Are at the cinema. I was surprised that this was still available to view on the big screen, even more when I was informed that the price was only £1 entry for each of us!! The movie was really enjoyable and it appeared that my son related to the character Max. He advised that he would be willing to travel away on a small boat, and later took a bite out of my arm! Afterwards we travelled to my house, a disagreement with my son about his attitude led to him wanting to leave so I took them both to their grandparents. The decision was made for me as he wanted to wait in the car until he could leave. Their mother wasn't willing to assist but I presume her views are the reason they have changed their stance towards me recently!

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Thursday, May 06, 2010

House Party

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General Elections are the elections held when the Members of Parliament (MPs) forming the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom are elected. After weeks of heated exchanges and press coverage, who can we really trust to run the country? Personalities or principles?! I don't really know who to trust and completing online guides on who I should vote aren't reliable because they produce different outcomes. Nick Clegg has been a breath of fresh air recently, but then again does he really know what it takes to run the country? I decided to vote for the Lib Dems though but for the local election I just selected the people that had the best names. Personally, voting for Bishop because his name reminded me of the character in Aliens highlights my political awareness! Let's get this party started already...

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Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Four Play

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On Saturday retired Lord Chief Justice Lord Woolf was awarded an honorary doctorate of the University at the Barbican graduation ceremony. Last year, Lord Woolf was named in The Times 100 most influential contemporary lawyers in Britain.

We were at the Barbican Centre for the ceremony as my mother became an Open University Graduate. Although the weather wasn't favourable, the ceremony was a memorable experience and we made sure to show our support. Being the loudest family became an obsession for many in attendance, I think that we provided a decent effort but there were a few people there with flags.

The next graduation ceremony that I attend, I shall make sure to bring fireworks!!! To conclude the weekend yesterday, which coincidentally happened to be my sisters birthday weekender, we went bowling. The competition is always fierce, although I managed to raise the bar with the below strike achievement!

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Monday, May 03, 2010

Stop Right There

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Yesterday we travelled to the Venue, New Cross, the proceedings were organised to celebrate my sister's birthday. I was only there recently with friends so it appears that the nightclub is definitely flavour of the month. Although the night was for my sister, we started at different locations with the objective to meet in New Cross. I didn't see any waved flags to indicate a false start but I definitely started badly because I had indigestion which isn't this seasons hottest trend. I managed to recover but before even travelling to The Venue, I found that I was displaying my torso, I regret tattoos for this very reason!

The night took hold and we managed to miss the final train, we were fortunate that a generous friend decided to assist and soon found ourselves in New Cross. The theme was Spice Girls but we didn't manage to experience their performance, instead we occupied the Indie room but after trading shoes we realised that it was far too intimate!! I hardly saw my sister but I was introduced to many people, I also felt that we spent too much time on the stairs! Afterwards we enjoyed a 'Jamaican Party' and the bus journey home was different and I'm sure that someone dropped a grenade?!

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Sunday, May 02, 2010

Enough For The Untrained Voice

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After we had recovered from Deadmau5, the children were allowed to visit for the afternoon. I'm disappointed they're not able to stay at the moment, largely due to conflicting views on my personal life. I'm always going to be their father and living apart I don't expect it to be easy but why the obsession over my relationships? Haters only hate the people they can't have or the people they can't be, right? The smoking gun doesn't exist, there isn't a coalition, only a pointless war with the children having to choose sides! I have learnt through experience that eventually this will blow over so I shall wait patiently for opportunities.

Today was fun, I don't believe it could ever feel unnatural though because I'm their father and I always have their best interests at heart! We travelled to the public house owned by the grandfather of my partner to celebrate his birthday. Karaoke was the main attraction, I'm certain that I made several requests - for other people - but nothing materialised. I would have sung but there weren't many tracks that I knew or would have considered! It was the first time that my children had been introduced to members of my partners family other than her sisters. It went well although my son became overenthusiastic towards the end but overall it was an enjoyable afternoon!!

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Saturday, May 01, 2010

Deadmau5 N Stuff

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There are many unique celebrity names, I was influenced by the movie industry and a musician when branding my children. When I actively participated in the Xbox Live community I used the alias shreddies after the popular cereal. Not exactly innovative, unlike an incident where a mouse crawled into a computer and died which inspired Joel Zimmerman. Otherwise known as deadmau5 (pronounced dead mouse) abbreviated because Dead Mouse was too long for a site login name!

Deadmau5 has gone on to become a progressive house and electro house producer from Toronto, Canada and I'm still waiting for the right opportunity to break into the music industry. Or break into his house, I seriously need the 'mau5mask' that he wears during his performances. Deadmau5 had sold out his inaugural show at O2 Academy Brixton and although a further two consecutive dates were announced, we managed to secure tickets for the opening performance Friday evening! The night started at a friends, he and his partner who are both people I have worked with are moving to Manchester. I'm excited for them because it's the opportunity he has been waiting for and if I get accepted at University I will be able to see them regularly. The start of the night was really good and we managed a steady build-up which made the journey to Brixton an exciting adventure. We were fortunate with the buses and the eventual arrival was relieving although not for everyone! The bar queues were excessive but when we finally made our way to the front area, Deadmau5 took centre stage which was timed to perfection. The 90 minute set was solid but I was more impressed with the DJ booth structure first unveiled at Coachella and the "Mau5head" which is basically a video screen. I want one of these now!! The digital graphics and visuals are inspiring, especially the Mau5head which comes alive through the duration of the set. I managed to unleash many shapes, and removed several items of clothing too! Why people wanted to randomly pose for photos with me was a new experience though but can't complain!! NB Don't eat the chicken!

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